The administration of George Bush has never seen a tax cut for the wealthy it did not raise nor has it ever supported a large pay raise for members of the military. Both the house and Senate are prepared to defy Bush by raising the pay of those fighting to defend America. The Bush administration told Congress last year that proposals for higher pay were “unnecessary” and warned against the cost of higher wages for members of the armed forces. Congressional aides say they can not forsee any argument advanced by the administration which would saw members of Congress to vote against the 3.9% raise.
Congress is set to pass new legislation which would not only raise pay but,
* Reject the administration’s call for higher Tricare health insurance and pharmacy fees.
* Authorize a pilot program which would allow service members to take a brak of up to three years without losing rank or job status.
* Continue to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps active duty forces.
Throughout the past few years, President Bush has been insulting the opposition for failing to “support our troops” while, in reality, he has opposed increased funds for mental health care until compelled by Congress. His record is one of rhetoric, but there is scant evidence in reality of his concern for those who fight. Unfortunately, for members of the armed forces, they never get the consideration which is shown to the wealthy of this nation. Has Bush ever been concernd about the cost of tax cuts?